Flashstarts offers a broad array of related services all focused on rapid innovation.  Through our venture fund and accelerator program we provide these services to startups in exchange for equity.  We are now also offering our innovation services to businesses of all sizes.


Innovation Workshops

Flashstarts offers 2-day Innovation Workshops for companies of all sizes. There is no doubt that innovation is core to the success of a business. However as a company grows, market-driven innovations can feel disconnected from the organization. Other times we get so busy that we fall into modes of tradition and can become complacent. BREAK OUT!  Leverage a workshop to reconnect to the things that matter- your customers and your value proposition. Bring your team and apply new methods in real time.  

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Corporate Acceleration

Flashstarts Accelerator now provides a limited number of slots in our 90-day Summer Accelerator program for small teams from large businesses.  Previously, this opportunity was only available to startups in whom we have invested. In recognition that large companies can also benefit from accelerated innovation, your small team can learn and employ the same proven methodologies that work for startups: innovation, customer-centric design, agile development, mentoring, business model canvas, and rapid iteration.  

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Business Launch

If you are interested in launching a new business in the U.S. we can accelerate that process and put you on the road to building your U.S. based business in a matter of days. We provide assistance with corporate formation, IRS filings, accounting, human resources, U.S. visas, corporate naming, internet domain acquisition, web site development, and office space. We have launched nearly 100 companies in the past few years. And we do this rapidly and very cost effectively so you can focus on building your actual business. 

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Fund Raising

Flashstarts was the first in the nation to utilize equity marketing pursuant to SEC 506(c) as a strategy.  We have used advertising, social networking, affinity marketing, public relations, and other cutting-edge techniques to raise investment dollars for our own funds, for our portfolio companies, and for other clients.  We are one of the few organizations in the world that have direct experience with general solicitation, Kickstarter, crowdfunding, affinity investing, syndicates, and all the new equity marketing techniques. 

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Affinity Fund Management

We have years of experience raising money and managing small investment funds.  Our developing specialty is efficiently managing funds with large numbers of smaller investors, and large numbers of investment applications. We have used our extensive IT backgrounds to automate many of the traditionally labor-intensive processes.  We are delighted to be able to provide this expertise to other groups. 

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Strategic Consulting

All of our services are also available on an hourly/daily basis.  To view the backgrounds of our partners please check out their LinkedIn profiles: Shannon Lyons; Jennifer Neundorfer; and Charles Stack Please contact to schedule a conversation about your specific needs. 

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Office Space and Events (through our StartMart affiliate)

We have 35,000 sq. ft. of office, meeting and event space ideally located in the heart of Cleveland. Desks and offices are available on a per person per month basis and include an extensive list of standard (and extremely non-standard) amenities. This space is ideal for corporate meetings, retreats, meet-ups, blank-athons, parties, and other events looking for a fresh, flexible, and slightly funky location.  

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Other Resources in the Northeast Ohio Region

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